Friday, September 15, 2006

An Emergency Hip Hop Anti-Violence Townhall Meeting on September 15-16, 2006 in Baltimore, MD at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. Please join for powerful discussions by Hip Hop performers, record execs, scholars, fans and journalists as we explore possible solutions to Hip Hop Violence.

Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Friday, Sep. 15, 2006 - Sunday, Sep. 17, 2006
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMState of Emergency: Hip Hop Anti-Violence Town Hall Meeting will address the role of media professionals in the shootings of Obie Trice, Busta Rhymes’ bodyguard and Suge Knight and the repeated violence at urban radio station HOT97 in New York. In addition, we’ll discuss the industry news like the possible death of Death Row Records and what will happen to Tupac’s legacy. We’ll revisit the murders of Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Jam Master Jay and critique Hip Hop magazine covers for traces of media bias.
A special segment called, “Girl Power Uncut: Empowering Women through Hip Hop,” will address issues facing Black women in the hip hop industry. Confirmed panelists are:
HBO "The Wire" actor Melvin Jackson, Jr. aka Bernard
Urban radio host, Olivia Fox
Andrew Ryan, Hip Hop Journal publisher
Eric Dolce, author Jesus and Jigga
Columnists from Chronic, and XXL magazines
Rapper/actress/author MC Lyte (donated autographed books)
Rapper Bossman (Virgin Records)
“From video game sex to controversial images of women in music videos and magazines, Hip Hop media violence is off the chain. But is it fair to blame Hip Hop media or should the blame be shifted elsewhere? Hopefully, we’ll find the answers to these issues during our town hall meeting.”

Workshops include:
Hip Hop Journalism Summit
Hip Hop Ethics Debate: The media's role in Hip Hop Violence
Hip Hop Anti-Violence Townhall Meeting
HBO's "The Wire" Tour: Meet the actor(s) and rappers
Entertainment Industry 101: Learn how to break into the business

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